- The democratic tug-of-war
- Gen-Ed Ethics and the Failure of “Alternative Views”
- Guinea Pigs in the Climate Change Debate
- Original Sin and other social diseases
- Sorry it took so long, Jack
- Dominating the Conversation
- The Broken Promise, Part 4: A New Promise?
- The Broken Promise, Part 3: Have a seat. This one. Beside me.
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As far as I can tell, much research into ‘digital behavior’ still distinguishes spoken or traditional text based communication from newer forms, lumping together the various modes of smart device communication (email, posts, Tweets, etc.) as if the specific mechanisms … Continue reading →
Collectively exploring topographies of information may well solve a problem most colleges face: first year composition/information literacy training. The typical second semester composition course combines instruction in information literacy and in the rhetorical forms of argument and persuasion. We expect … Continue reading →
As teachers with advanced academic degrees, we spent years living more in the past than in the present. We acquired a body of knowledge that came from the past and we reinvested it in our theses and our course plans; … Continue reading →
For several years, I have asked students in my classes to keep personal logs of internet use or assigned them to do surveys of other people’s internet activities. The results often surprise them. They discover that they or others spend … Continue reading →
Among the many profound observations Lance Strate made in “On the Binding Biases of Time,” his discussion of our present-centeredness has kept me pacing back and forth the longest. What follows is an attempt to collect in one place the … Continue reading →